This is for moms of boys of course! Rs When we receive the long-awaited news about the pregnancy of the baby’s sex, it is a very happy moment! Be it a baby boy or girl but with boys there are certain things that a first-time mom doesn’t always know they can have with her cute little boy. Phimosis, that word can scare moms and dads alike. Such a common problem nowadays that it has become very simple to solve even in cases of phimosis in a baby that is more severe.
What is Phimosis?
Phimosis is nothing more than an excess of skin on the foreskin of the penis and does not let the glans (penile head) come out completely as it should. Phimosis can be partial as in most cases or in other more serious totals that may compromise the outflow of urine. In such cases, surgery is recommended as soon as possible by the pediatrician.
What can it cause?
If left untreated, phimosis can bring some problems to the boy when he gets bigger, such as pain in the erection, pain in the sexual act, inflammations in the penis area due to poor hygiene that phimosis provides. The sooner the phimosis is treated, the better and easier it is, but there are cases where the phimosis appears during life. They are isolated factors and some pathologies that cause the appearance. Severe diaper rash can also cause phimosis.
How to deal with?
In most cases, the simplest phimosis is treated at home. They are massages made on the baby’s tweet even when very small, always in the bath with great care not to hurt the baby. The act of pulling the baby’s skin causes the glans to become more exposed and the phimosis to regress each day. These massages have to be done with great care in order not to crack and cause a serious injury to the baby. In some cases phimosis surgery has to be done, it is a simple procedure.
The removal of the baby’s foreskin by surgery intervention is very fast, just one day of hospitalization and sometimes it is done by the doctor in the office, everything will depend on the degree of the baby’s phimosis. The postoperative period leaves the penis sensitive and care is needed to make a good recovery, but like any surgical procedure, it is not a seven-headed animal. An ointment for phimosis will probably be indicated in the postoperative period.
Usually the pediatrician guides mom at the time of the consultation, so it was with me, my son’s phimosis was the most closed and with the exercise he instructed me to do daily, it started to give way and today it’s almost normal. I say almost because he still has a trace of phimosis from when he was younger, but now he himself knows how to do the exercise to increase the passage of the glans. The important thing is to follow the medical guidelines, if it is necessary to do the surgery the doctor will say!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.